Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays

Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays
by Zakiyyah Alexander, Lee Blessing, M. Thomas Cooper, Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, Gina Gionfriddo, Jennifer Haley, Elaine Jarvik, Rolin Jones, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Mike Lew, Jim Lewis, Carly Mensch, Jon Spurney, Alice Tuan, Naomi Wallace, Daryl Watson, Marisa Wegrzyn, Ken Weitzman

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Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays brings together all eleven scripts from the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 32nd annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays and four ten-minute plays represent an exceptional array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in American theater -- from a scathing comedy about a blind date gone awry (Becky Shaw); to a documentary drama about the evangelical phenomenon in Colorado Springs (This Beautiful City); to a suburban street being undermined by zombies from a video game (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom). Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays features a diverse selection of theatrical works that challenge and captivate audiences through movement, song, and bold explorations of what it means to be human. Read More

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Standard Edition $19.95
NOTE: This book contains 11 plays. To perform any of the plays, each must be licensed separately.

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Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays brings together all eleven scripts from the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 32nd annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays and four ten-minute plays represent an exceptional array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in American theater -- from a scathing comedy about a blind date gone awry (Becky Shaw); to a documentary drama about the evangelical phenomenon in Colorado Springs (This Beautiful City); to a suburban street being undermined by zombies from a video game (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom). Humana Festival 2008: The Complete Plays features a diverse selection of theatrical works that challenge and captivate audiences through movement, song, and bold explorations of what it means to be human.

To purchase this book of 11 plays, click "Order this play" above. To perform an individual play, click on its title below:

  • All Hail Hurricane Gordo by Carly Mensch
  • Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo
  • Dead Right by Elaine Jarvik
  • Game On by Zakiyyah Alexander, Rolin Jones, Jon Spurney, Alice Tuan, Daryl Watson, Marisa Wegrzyn, and Ken Weitzman
  • Great Falls by Lee Blessing
  • In Paris You Will Find Many Baguettes but Only One True Love by Michael Lew
  • Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley
  • One Short Sleepe by Naomi Wallace
  • the break/s by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
  • This Beautiful City by Steven Cosson, Michael Friedman, and Jim Lewis
  • Tongue, Tied by M. Thomas Cooper

    • Drama/Comedy
  • Published Reviews

    "Humana is the most invigorating theatre weekend of the year."

    Denver Post

    "The festival has gained a reputation for annually assembling a group of first-rate new scripts that invariably make their way to college, community and regional theatres around the globe and often to the New York off-Broadway or Broadway stage as well."

    Dayton Daily News

    "The schisms in American society, both macro and micro, were on vivid display in this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays. The divisions between the religious right and the secular left, the tech-fueled widening of the generation gap and the ever-relevant question of what makes a modern marriage function smoothly were among the themes explored."

    New York Times